Develop your quality management and project leadership talents with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Initially implemented in manufacturing firms, Lean Six Sigma techniques are now being used by hospitals, educational institutions, banks, retail operations, insurance companies, and other service-related industries to reduce waste, improve customer service, and reduce costs.

The University of Georgia’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Online Certificate Course is designed for working professionals with busy schedules and little or no experience with Lean Six Sigma. This eight-week, online program explains Lean Six Sigma methodologies and helps you become certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.


Format: Online

Hours: 40

Credits: 4.0 CEUs

When: Oct. 12 - Dec. 7

Cost: $1,799

What You’ll Learn

  • Six Sigma: An enterprise-wide, project-driven quality improvement approach that emphasizes a systematic approach to problem-solving and making decisions based on data. Six Sigma results in increased customer satisfaction, improved quality, and reduced costs.
  • DMAIC: A five-step methodology used for projects aimed at improving an existing business process.
  • Lean: A method that concentrates on reducing waste by improving workflow and eliminating mistakes

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for key team members responsible for process improvement in any industry, including:

  • Financial services
  • Information security
  • Insurance
  • Hotel
  • Manufacturing

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 to Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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Online, cohort-based, with asynchronous activities and live online classes.

Live online classroom sessions with the instructor will be held on Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EST, starting the second Tuesday of the course. These sessions will be archived for later viewing if the student is unable to participate in the live meetings.

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Dr. Mary McShane-Vaughn earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan. She is currently Principal at University Training Partners, a company that develops and delivers Six Sigma training for corporations and universities.

Before her career in academics, Dr. McShane-Vaughn worked for 15 years as a quality engineer and statistician in the automotive, medical device manufacturing, consumer products testing and revenue management industries.